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P. Williams, 1 Vicolo de'greci, via del Babuino, Rome, to Joseph Bailey

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

LAW/5/264

Title

P. Williams, 1 Vicolo de'greci, via del Babuino, Rome, to Joseph Bailey

Date

21 Aug 1828

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He has just returned from Naples; Lawence's opinions on his paintings have not been received, although he has heard the pictures were well placed in the [Royal Academy] exhibition and praised by the critics; Lord Levison-Gower wanted to buy one, but Eastlake told him they were all spoken for [by Bailey]; he has painted a scene with an Italian cottage, Mr. Callcott has seen it and said it was better than works by Collins, Callcott has been a great encouragement to him and secured him commissions; he has painted a watercolour group portrait of the daughter of Sir Gordon Drummond and Miss Cumming; he discusses how to balance commissions with his duty to Bailey as the patron of his journey; he has been made an Associate of the Watercolour Society.